03 January 2018
Designed with those in mind with a passion for travel and adventure, U by Uniworld creates exhilarating experiences and tailored itineraries for travellers between the ages of 21 and 45.
Part hotel, pat yacht, part resort; U By Uniworld’s ships are sleek, chic and sophisticated. The best part of these cruises is the ease of visiting several European destinations while only having to unpack once - meaning a fun, hassle-free excursion.
Both ships in the fleet feature fabulous eateries, a rooftop lounge bar, and all rooms onboard offer unparalleled scenic river views. The ships also have professionally-trained, enthusiastic and friendly crew, meaning you can expect the high standards of service that would be expected from any other cruise with the added element of fun!
U By Uniworld’s itineraries are dynamic, inspired, and entirely up to you. Stay up late or sleep in – the days are planned around your schedule so that you can enjoy your trip at your leisure. Many cruises have a culinary theme, so whether it’s vineyards or breweries you can choose the one that best suits you. Plan your day as you please – you may want to go out and explore on your own, or you can head off on one of U By Uniworld’s carefully created excursions – cycle the parks and paths of Amsterdam, hit the famous ruin bars of Budapest or have a go at rock climbing in Hamburg.
Fancy starting the day with some invigorating yoga? Or maybe some mixology is more your thing? Onboard you can expect all kinds of different activities to keep you occupied including ‘paint and wine’, cooking classes and silent discos. Don’t forget - the cruises include two meals a day at Dine, the onboard restaurant, where you can enjoy farm to table cuisine, craft beers and signature U cocktails. For the fitness buffs there’s a fully-equipped gym so you can stay in shape on your travels, plus there’s a gorgeous spa offering everything from massages to beauty treatments.
Head to some of the most inspiring places in Europe on a U by Uniworld river cruise. With 27 ports of call, six countries and four different rivers these trips tick all the boxes, from Parisian chic to rustic Nuremburg. Experience Germany’s finest and sail from Frankfurt to Regensburg on a 7-day voyage, or enjoy Budapest in all it’s festive glory with a Christmas market cruise. There’s several excursions included in all cruise packages, plus additional day trips if you want to see even more of your destinations.
Uniworld pledge to preserve the world as best as they can, therefore they have partnered with several green initiatives to ensure they are playing their part. The Uniworld group have pioneered a program to preserve river and waterways worldwide, plus they are advocates of Just a Drop – helping to provide clean drinking water to those who would otherwise be without.
As a sneak peak of what to expect, here’s the ‘Seine Experience’ itinerary, which has 15 optional excursions. Begin in the French capital, where your U Host will take you on a magical ‘Midnight in Paris’ stroll. Head to Conflans Ste. Honorine on your second day, allowing you to see the Palace of Versailles and tour the quaint village of Auvers-sur-Oise, where Vincent Van Gogh spent the final months of his life, with a U Host.
Take a walking tour of Medieval town Rouen and explore the beaches of Normandy on day three, while day four provides you with the chance to experience a typical Norman day with trips to the region’s apple orchards and stroll along the windswept cliffs of Étretat. Try activities like kayaking, paragliding and biking along the banks of the Seine with your U Host on day five, before returning to Paris for your last three days. A range of engaging experiences await you in the capital like dining at the Moulin Rouge, enjoying birds eye views with a ‘Parisian Rooftops’ tour, watching night time music and light shows at the Versailles Fountains and more.